The driver of a motor coach that crashed in Oregon last month, killing nine, had worked in excess of what is allowed, according to the USDOT, which has ordered the Canadian bus company to cease operations in the U.S.
Oregon is experimenting with salting roads along a few state border crossings but it has no plans to apply rock salt to Interstate 84, where a bus crash last month killed nine people. "At some point we have to see that this is costing lives. I'm tired of seeing cars turned upside down on my route," said Oregon truck driver Larry Phelps.
TriMet General Manager Neil McFarlane has called for an internal audit of overtime hours and promised to make fighting driver fatigue a top priority after an investigation by The Oregonian exposed what he calls "glaring" shortcomings.